CBS News reported that the Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA) announced that the $1 million pilot program will begin its first phase on some subways, buses and other facilities early next week.
Following a guidance issued by the National Health Commission, a Shanghai public transport company uses UV light on the bus interiors and exteriors as a way of disinfection. According to the company, the process takes 5 to 7 minutes per bus and kills more than 99.9 per cent of viruses, as reported by AFP.
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority launched its pilot to use powerful ultraviolet lamps to disinfect New York City’s subways and buses.
The Westin Houston Medical Center is also using UV light in the form of two roaming robots, usually used in hospitals, to sanitize rooms and common areas [...].
A type of ultraviolet light called ultraviolet light C or UVC is helping hospitals cut transmission of super bugs like MRSA that linger in patient rooms and cause new infections, according to a study by Duke Health researchers. As a result, several UVC machines are now in use at Duke University Hospital, Duke Regional Hospital and Duke Raleigh Hospital.
The Montreal institute moved to order the robot just as the COVID-19 pandemic was emerging in China and Europe to see if the technology could be useful to Canada. A first robot arrived Monday for testing purposes.